In today’s aviation world, Fixed Based Operators (FBO’s) face increasing challenges at every turn. One of the most significant challenges has been to ensure that the ground support personnel, mechanics, and pilots are trained and certified to meet the FAA’s mandates for compliance.
The newly opened vocational school awarded seven scholarships to persons taking up sewing classes at Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute (BTVI) on October 28. North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, was on hand for the brief ceremony as he noted that one of his main desires was to see BTVI …
October 12, 2016 - In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a meeting was called by the Department of Social Services under the leadership of Ettamae Jones, Director of Social Services Abaco Office, to discuss the various challenges associated with the storm.
With Abaco having one of the fastest growing economies in The Bahamas, Horizons Development Group’s Founder Simmone L. Bowe thought it fitting to organize a Leaders Luncheon at Angler's Restaurant on August 14 under the theme “Creating and Maintaining a Quality Service Culture Through Training.” According to Bowe, her intent was to attract business owners, business leaders, managers and supervisors from the Abaco business community to “share best practices and concerns about training and development along with workforce needs for businesses on the island.”
After three years of meetings, and prayers, about how to proceed with the creating of an after-graduation care center for students, the answer came when the school received a substantial donation from a benefactor. The donation was specifically for this project. The money will permit the construction of a training center and shelter combination that will allow students, unable to cope working independently in larger society, to continue being productive in a work setting. It will also provide the opportunity for continuing self-help training.
On Feb. 9, students enrolled in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) accompanied Glender Knowles, BMCC coordinator, for a field trip aboard the Duke of Topsail and Albury’s Ferry.
The class-room training of prospective forestry officers that took place in the evening of January 30 was followed by two on-site demonstrations in the forest located in the Treasure Cay area, across and north of the airport. It was followed by a similar exercise on January 31 in the forest near Spring City and on February 1 again in North Abaco.
Students in Grades 8 and 9 on Abaco experienced the benefits of being involved in the Maritime Summer Camp, which was held for three weeks this summer. The program is sponsored by Campbell Shipping and facilitated by the College of The Bahamas. Two cohorts of 25 students were open to interested students. The summer camp helps to expose the students early on to what is available in maritime, and in turn, lets those involved in the industry know who they are.